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28 July 2016

Shutup bad knee, time to squat.

warmup: stretched out my low back in between light sets

Low Bar Squats (long rests, Romaleos, knee sleeves, no belt)

135 x 5
175 x 4
210 x 3
245 x 2
265 x 1
280 x 8

notes: decided to keep it beltless. knee wasn’t feeling too bad.

SSB Squats (small diameter plates, medium rests, shoes, sleeves, no belt)

140 x 8
140 x 7
140 x 8
140 x 8

prone leg curls (short rests)

130 x 12
130 x 12
130 x 12

After this, I was still feeling froggy, so I decided to test my grip.

Rolling Thunder (short rests, narrow stance)

55 x 3 per side
80 x 2/2
105 x 1/1
130 x 1/1
145 x FAIL/1 Weight PR!
155 x FAIL/1 Weight PR!

Right hand stronger than my left. 155 is a huge PR for me though!!

9 May 2016

for this week, hit it hard a bit, and bring down the assistance a bit.

warmup: slow neg side raises, Cuban presses, one arm shrugs

Log Press

80 x 5 *clean once*
110 x 3 *clean once*
*wrist wraps*
150 x 1
180 x FAIL
*went and regathered myself, psyched myself up*
180 x 2 *clean each rep*
180 x 3 *clean each rep*
180 x 3 *clean each rep*

notes: I need to remember this, I can’t go in there half-cocked. I need to be fully cocked and locked and psyched up when I go for the log.

Closegrip Incline Bench Press

95 x 3
135 x 2
*wraps, sleeves*
185 x 1
195 x FAIL (butt lifted)

notes: no clue why I failed this, should have been easy. maybe the log wore me out, maybe I am still beat up from the weekend, maybe I was just totally lacking in motivation. I decided to just move on to a different assistance.

Rolling Thunder

100 x 3 per side
140 x 1 per side PR!!

notes: was just goofing around, but hey a new record in something I don’t really work on, lol

Superset: DB Front Raises & DB Skullcrushers & Hammer Curls

22.5s x 10 / 30s x 10 / 30s x 10
22.5s x 10 / 30s x 10 / 50s x 10

notes: a very easy, low-volume night, but with some progress in the log. I will take it.

23 April 2016

As things are getting more serious, I am going to have to seriously consider when I can squat. Even after that deadlifting session, my knee hurt. I will have to play it by ear, maybe take some time off squats, and leg day might need to look a lot different for a while.

Saturday morning strongman gym time.

warmup: slow neg side raises, Cuban presses, one arm shrugs

Circus Dumbbell (short rests)

40 x 5 per side *clean once*

*switch to clean and press each rep*
65 x 3/3
65 x 3/3
65 x 3/3

*wrist wraps and elbow sleeves on*
85 x 1/1

Closegrip Incline Bench (short rests)

95 x 3
135 x 3
*wraps, sleeves*
150 x 4
160 x 4

Widegrip Pulldowns (short rests)

150 x 8
195 x 10
195 x 10

Frame Carry

270 lb frame for 55 feet, drop, pick back up, return 55 feet
360 for 55′, 360 for 55′
450 for 55′
500 for 55′

notes: my knee got a little wobbly walking with 500, and I didn’t bring my knee sleeves with me, so I stopped there.

Rolling Thunder

110 lb plate 3 per side
160 X FAIL both sides
135 x 1/1

notes: very first time f’ing with this. hard! I like it though. not too taxing a lift.

Yoke Carry

340 for 25′, drop it, pick it back up, bring it back 25′
430 for 25′, 430 for 25′
520 for 25′, 520 for 25′
520 for 25′, 520 for 25′

I liked this session! I might replace my squats with more moving events, as needed.